New Product Announcements
Modern Machine Shop
Saint-Gobain Abrasives has recently introduced Paradigm Diamond and CBN Wheels as part of its Norton brand of grinding products. These wheels feature a new proprietary bond that delivers high grinding performance on carbide and high speed steel round tool fluting, resulting in fast cycle times and low cost per part, the company says.
For maximum productivity, the wheels are online and offline truable. They are wear- and load-resistant for grinding on 6 to 12 percent cobalt, and offer superior control over core growth, the company says. A high grain retention and uniform structure provide a high G ratio (ratio of material removal rate versus wheel wear), up to 2.5 times longer wheel life and a 30 percent higher material removal rate than other superabrasive wheels, according to the company. The wheels also offer low specific cutting energy, which enables faster grinding with a lower power draw and less burn.
All Paradigm Diamond and CBN Wheels are custom-manufactured to meet end-user requirements. Wheels are available for Anca, Makino, Rollomatic, Star, Walter and other grinding systems. Diamond wheels are available for tungsten carbide and CBN wheels are offered for high speed steel applications.